Saturday, October 15, 2011

TSMSS - How Deep the Father's Love for Us

This is a hymn that's actually relatively new. Stuart Townsend wrote it in 1995. I love Selah's arrangement of it.

Words & Music by Stuart Townsend

How deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that left Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

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Michelle said...

He has paid the ransom that we might have life.

Andrea said...

Selah is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing. I have great weekend!

Andrea said...

That should say, have a great weekend....not I have great weekend...ha's toooo early!

Hazel said...

Such a lovely song. I love Selah. It's great to find a relatively new hymn today. Thanks.

Hazel said...

Sorry I put in the wrong link. Here's the correct one.

Lisa notes... said...

This is one of my very favorite songs. And Selah sings it so beautifully here.

These words always get to me:
"Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers"

"But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection"

Thanks for sharing this one today, Linda.

Nana Jul said...

That is a beautiful song...and I too Boast in Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection!
Happy Saturday.

Megan (Inspired by Fiction) said...

I really feel like God uses Selah in such a powerful way! I remember the first time I heard them it brought me to tears, and I have cried many times after listening. I actually posted about them too this week!

Kimberly (A Child of the King) said...

Beautiful! Praise the LORD!

Cathy said...

That is so pretty. I love Selah.